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  • Executive order requires (NYS)troopers to file for Protection Order under Red Flag Law whenever they have 'probable cause'

    05/18/2022 3:24:19 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 26 replies ^ | 5/18/22
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gov. Kathy Hochul Wednesday unveiled a package of several new gun control executive orders and bills that she says is a direct response to the mass shooting that happened in a Buffalo Tops on Saturday. One of her executive orders signed Wednesday will require State Police to file for an Extreme Risk Protection Order under New York State's Red Flag Law whenever they have probable cause to believe that an individual is a threat to themselves or others. Hochul is also pushing for the Legislature to pass a bill that would require semiautomatic pistols manufactured or...
  • $28 Beer at NYC Airport Prompts New Pricing Policy: ‘Totally Indefensible’

    05/18/2022 2:44:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies ^ | May 17, 2022 | AJ Jondonero
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently announced a number of new measures to rein in pricing at airports after a traveler saw beer being sold at LaGuardia Airport for $28 last year. Authorities said the Aviation Department has “significantly enhanced” compliance with the fair market pricing policy for goods sold in airport concessionaires. This means that no item should be sold above local “street prices” with a 10% maximum surcharge. The policy also requires vendors to offer lower-priced options. The most popular craft brewery in every state, according to Yelp Revisions to the Concessionaire Street Pricing...
  • NYC raises COVID-19 alert level to high

    05/18/2022 9:15:02 AM PDT · by mykroar · 16 replies
    Fox 5 NY ^ | 5/16/22 (updated 5/17/22) | FOX 5 NY Staff
    NEW YORK - New York City has entered a 'high alert' warning for COVID-19. The city's health department announced the move on Tuesday morning. Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan, had issued an advisory on Monday urging all New Yorkers to wear a mask while indoors including in grocery stores, building lobbies, offices, stores, and other common or shared spaces.In a statement, the department said: "As a city, we have the tools to blunt the impact of this wave, including distributing tests, masks and promoting treatments. Getting back to Low Risk depends on everyone doing their part and if we follow...
  • House Democrats planning to move domestic terrorism bill following Buffalo shooting [never let a crisis go to waste]

    05/17/2022 10:32:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/17/22 | Mychael Schnell
    Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) on Monday called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to schedule a vote on a domestic terrorism bill this week after a gunman opened fire at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y., killing 10 people in what authorities are calling a hate crime. In a statement on Monday, Schneider pushed for a vote on the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, which calls for creating domestic terrorism offices in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI that would watch for and examine domestic terrorist activity. Schneider specifically referenced several recent shootings around the country....
  • With Plunging Enrollment, a ‘Seismic Hit’ to Public Schools

    05/18/2022 7:24:19 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 47 replies
    NYT ^ | 17 May 2022 | Shawn Hubler
    In New York City, the nation’s largest school district has lost some 50,000 students over the past two years. In Michigan, enrollment remains more than 50,000 below prepandemic levels from big cities to the rural Upper Peninsula. In the suburbs of Orange County, Calif., where families have moved for generations to be part of the public school system, enrollment slid for the second consecutive year; statewide, more than a quarter-million public school students have dropped from California’s rolls since 2019. And since school funding is tied to enrollment, cities that have lost many students — including Denver, Albuquerque and Oakland...
  • Violent Video Games Unleash More Terror

    05/18/2022 6:12:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | May 18, 2022 | John and Andy Schlafly
    “He was definitely into video games - shooter games,” a classmate observed about the Buffalo grocery-store mass murderer. A British tabloid reported this truth about the tragic massacre, while liberal American media hid this crucial detail from their one-sided accounts. Classmates confirm his devotion to online streaming video games, but internet trolls quickly shouted down anyone suggesting this link. Even a black former lineman for the Green Bay Packers was forced to delete a tweet pointing out the obvious similarity between what happened in Buffalo and the shooter video games. In a rare split a decade ago between Supreme Court...
  • New York's Governor Wants to 'Silence' Constitutionally Protected Speech

    05/18/2022 4:52:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | May 18, 2022 | Jacob Sullum
    When politicians echo Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes' famous observation about "shouting 'fire' in a crowded theater," it typically means they are trying to justify unconstitutional speech restrictions. So it was with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's comments after the racist mass shooting that killed 10 people at a Buffalo grocery store on Saturday. Hochul was responding to questions from "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd, who during Sunday's show condemned "a permissive culture on the internet" that allows "right-wing extremism" and "white supremacy" to run rampant. Given the role that such views played in Saturday's horrifying attack, Todd asked Hochul,...
  • Body of Brittanee Drexel, N.Y. Teen Who Vanished in 2009, Found in South Carolina — and Suspect Is Charged

    05/17/2022 2:56:56 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 27 replies
    People ^ | 05/17/2022
    Authorities in South Carolina have recovered the long-missing remains of Brittanee Drexel, the 17-year-old New York girl who vanished while on a 2009 spring break trip to Myrtle Beach. Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver announced during a Monday press conference that Drexel's body was found on May 11 — and that police have charged 62-year-old Raymond Moody with murder. Drexel's parents were present for Monday's announcement. "This is truly a mother's worst nightmare," Dawn Drexel told reporters. "I am mourning my beautiful daughter today, as I have for the last 13 years. We are much closer to the peace that...
  • Could Death Penalty Shift Spare Man Charged in Bike Path Terror Attack? (NY State ON DEATH PENALTY)

    05/16/2022 8:07:24 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/16/2022 | Ben Weiser Shortly after Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan, was arrested on suspicion of using a truck to kill eight people on a Manhattan bike path in 2017, President Donald J. Trump declared on Twitter, “SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY.” Ultimately, Jeff Sessions, his attorney general, authorized federal prosecutors to seek capital punishment should Mr. Saipov be convicted. But with Mr. Saipov’s trial looming this fall, his lawyers have asked Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, appointed by President Biden, to withdraw the death penalty authorization, which would mean life imprisonment for Mr. Saipov if he were found guilty. Mr. Garland has...
  • Gillibrand: ‘You Don’t Have to Regulate Speech, You Can Regulate Misinformation’ So People Don’t ‘Develop Such Hatred’ as Buffalo Shooter

    05/16/2022 5:51:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/2022 | Ian hatchett
    During an interview on MSNBC on Monday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) argued that social media platforms should be regulated, but “You don’t have to regulate speech, you can regulate misinformation. You could say, you can’t yell ‘Fire!’ in a theater.” There are “many ways you can abrogate speech rights that are consistent with the Constitution.” And that for “an 18-year-old to develop such hatred in his heart through media platforms that do not have any regulation is a problem. And so, we need commonsense, thoughtful regulation.” Gillibrand stated, “The problem is, you have a mentally ill 18-year-old who had this...
  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams masks up as city's health department quietly reveals plans to set Covid alert level to 'high' and tells residents over the age of two to wear face coverings in ALL indoor settings

    05/16/2022 12:31:20 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 16 2022 | LUKE ANDREWS
    New York City's mayor Eric Adams was seen wearing a face mask Monday after the city quietly updated its Covid guidance to recommend the coverings in all indoor public places. The mayor wore the grey mask as he shook hands with students at the Economic Development Summit in the City College of New York's Great Hall. He later removed it to answer questions from the press, where he said the city was not yet at the point of mandating the coverings, before putting it back on to leave the room.
  • Buffalo shooter’s prior threat, hospital stay under scrutiny

    05/16/2022 5:55:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies ^ | MAY 16,2022 | Staff
    Authorities say the white 18-year-old who killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket during a rampage that targeted Black people had previously made a threat at his high school Buffalo shooter’s prior threat, hospital stay under scrutinyBy CAROLYN THOMPSON and MICHAEL BALSAMOAssociated PressThe Associated PressBUFFALO, N.Y. BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman accused of committing a racist massacre at a Buffalo supermarket made threatening comments that brought police to his high school last spring, but he was never charged with a crime and had no further contact with law enforcement after his release from a hospital, officials said. The...
  • Buffalo shooting spurs Gov. Hochul to call for crackdown of social media: ‘instruments of evil’

    05/15/2022 6:10:05 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 53 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | May 15, 2022
    Citing the vile online manifesto attributed to the Buffalo shooter, Gov. Hochul on Sunday urged social media companies to crack down on hate speech — calling the sites “instruments of evil.” “I’m calling on the CEOs of all the social media platforms to examine their policies and to be able to look me in the eye and tell me that everything is being done that they can to make sure that this information is not spread,” she told CNN’s “State of the Union,” speaking a day after 18-year-old Payton Gendron, who is white, killed 10 in an attack targeting Black...
  • Biden headed to Buffalo on Tuesday following massacre

    05/15/2022 4:50:08 PM PDT · by McGruff · 75 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 15, 2022 | David Meyer
    President Biden will travel to Buffalo on Tuesday in the wake of Saturday’s hate-fueled massacre there, according to CNN. Gov. Kathy Hochul wrote in a tweet Sunday shortly before CNN’s report that she had spoken to Biden about the shooting and that her hometown “will welcome him anytime. “I appreciate his outreach & the opportunity to tell him about my hometown’s strong, resilient & fighting spirit,” the fellow Dem said. “We are the City of Good Neighbors & I told him we will welcome him any time.”
  • Gunman Targeted Black Neighborhood Shaped by Decades of Segregation

    05/15/2022 3:14:44 PM PDT · by DEPcom · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-15-2022 | Anushka Patil
    "One analysis from the University of Michigan, based on data from the 2010 census, found that the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metro area was the nation’s sixth most segregated when ranked specifically by the distribution of Black and white residents."
  • Buffalo shooting: Ten dead in racially motivated attack at New York state store

    05/15/2022 4:52:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 15, 2022
    An 18-year-old white man has shot dead 10 people in a black neighbourhood of New York state in what authorities are calling a racially motivated attack. The man, named as Payton Gendron in court papers, was arrested after a stand-off at the scene - a supermarket in the city of Buffalo. He began firing in the store's car park before entering and continuing his rampage, streaming the attack online. US President Joe Biden condemned what he described as an "abhorrent" act. "We are investigating this incident as both a hate crime and a case of racially-motivated violent extremism," said Stephen...
  • Buffalo Shooter References Ukrainian Azov Battalion Nazi Symbols, Hated Those Opposing US Involvement In Ukraine Conflict

    05/14/2022 10:15:16 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 76 replies
    CD Media ^ | May 14, 2022 | CD Media Staff
    The Buffalo shooter published a manifesto which showed support for the same symbols used by the Nazi Azov Battalion in Ukraine. He also expressed hatred for those against US military involvement in the Ukraine conflict. In other words, he supported the globalist agenda in Ukraine and showed sympathy for Nazi elements in-country. He also expressed hatred for Fox News, which is opposite what mainstream reporting is putting out. “On the political compass I fall in the mild-moderate authoritarian left category…”The suspected Buffalo shooter’s manifesto features the Black Sun symbol used by the Azov Battalion in Ukraine.— Ian Miles Cheong...
  • Democrats call for action after Buffalo, Milwaukee shootings: ‘It doesn’t have to be this way’

    05/14/2022 4:59:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/14/2022 | Lexi Lonas
    Democratic lawmakers on Saturday responded to shootings in Buffalo, N.Y., and Milwaukee, Wis., that together left more than 10 dead and dozens injured, decrying the violent attacks and issuing calls to action. In Buffalo on Saturday, a gunman walked into a Tops Friendly Market wearing body armor, pulled out a rifle and opened fire, The Associated Press reported. Authorities said the shooter livestreamed the attack. The suspect killed at least 10 people before he was taken into custody by the authorities. Authorities said they are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
  • NY politicians demand Biden invoke emergency orders for baby formula

    05/14/2022 4:10:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    ny post ^ | 5-14-22 | Isabel Vincent
    Long Island Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin is the latest member of New York’s Congressional delegation to demand the Biden administration invoke emergency measures to address the growing crisis of the shortage in baby formula across the country. “President Biden must invoke the Defense Production Act to reverse the US shortage on baby formula,” Zeldin, who represents eastern Long Island, tweeted Saturday. Zeldin’s tweet came a day after Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told a radio program the infant formula shortage “is a life or death issue” and said she also planned to ask Biden to invoke the 1950 law that authorizes the...
  • Breaking: Mass Shooting - Buffalo NY

    05/14/2022 12:12:41 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 495 replies
    self | jimjohn
    A mass shooting is being reported out of Buffalo at the Tops [supermarket] at 1275 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY. According to unverified reports, a shooter was taken out by gunfire. However, police say they have one person in custody. There are reports that “bodies [are] everywhere.” At least nine individuals have been reported shot, more than five of them in the head. At least one fatality has been reported.